His­togram for EX­PO­SURES

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get­ting ex­po­sures right at night can be tricky so use your his­tograms, sug­gests Alyn. “The light­house in our shot was cast­ing its high-pow­ered beam, and later on it lit up the dis­tant build­ings. The bright­ness of these ar­eas in your frame will be many stops brighter than the dark sky, so check your his­togram to check that both the shad­ows and highlights aren’t clipped and lack­ing de­tail.”

You can eas­ily re­cover and brighten or darken your Raw images by a cer­tain amount, but – bet­ter still – try tak­ing two ex­po­sures to cap­ture the bright ar­eas and dark ar­eas, and then merge them later on in Pho­to­shop with the help of lay­ers and masks.

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